2-CD Album, recording remastered from the original BJR master tape. Best sound available. Includes a twelve-page booklet with extensive liner notes and nine photographs. The present CD release of the 1957 La Scala Anna Bolena is the first performance to be released using sound sources from the BJR collection. The CD edition is based on reel-to-reel master tapes used for the BJR LP release, as well as on the original (unprocessed) reel-to-reel tape BJR had received from Italy.
The CD set will be sent by post. A DIGITAL BOOKLET will be ready for instant download after purchase. It includes: an interactive PDF file with 479 pages with: Liner notes in English - Full libretto with stage action in Italian and English - 355 photographs - 11 newspaper reviews (scans) - Hand program (scans).
CAST: Anna Bolena: Maria Callas; Lord Riccardo Percy:Gianni Raimondi; Enrico VIII:Nicola Rossi Lemeni;Giovanna Seymour: Giulietta Simionato; Lord Rochefort:Plinio Clabassi; Sir Hervey:Luigi Rumbo; Smeton:Gabriella Carturan - Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala: Gianandrea Gavazzeni -TEATRO ALLA SCALA - MILAN